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Why do you think Fr. Lawton says the "journey to be oneself" seems the riskiest of all journeys? What risks lie ahead as you embark on your college career, and the "adventure" of discovering and becoming yourself?

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At a recent Commencement Mass, LMU's past President, Fr. Robert Lawton, S.J. said, ''So what is the answer to this deep insecurity we all feel? The answer, I think, is to embrace the adventure of becoming deeply, and fully, ourselves. This is what God is really calling us to. It seems like the riskiest of all journeys, this journey to be oneself. But it?s ultimately the journey that leads us to happiness, that leads us into God?s dreams for us.'' QUESTION 1: Why do you think Fr. Lawton says the "journey to be oneself" seems the riskiest of all journeys? What risks lie ahead as you embark on your college career, and the "adventure" of discovering and becoming yourself? ...read more.

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I am about to embark on my college career and throughout my expedition I will be the epicenter of everything in my life. This is because I will the one making decisions for myself and no one can be blamed if I end up failing. College is the first step towards living a life with purpose and meaning; the opportunity which will enhance my intellectual abilities and enlighten me spiritually. The aim is to become better and eliminate the scope of improvement to its maximum. But what is even more crucial is to embrace the journey and live life to the fullest. It is the beginning of a do or die stage. ...read more.

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It teaches us to appreciate the things around us and be grateful about what we have which results in happiness and inner piece or satisfaction. To follow the footsteps of others and become one of them is easy but to constructing a unique identity for our self is a tedious task and therefore it is important to have faith in one?s self. I believe in the existence of a higher power and I know that in some way or the other it is always influencing us and showing us the right way. There is a reason behind the existence of everything; but it is in our hands to do something meaningful with our lives. I have a plan for myself; I will strive to stick to it and do my best. ...read more.

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